Holds NFL rookie record for most yards from scrimmage in a season(2,212 in 1983).
Ranks 7th on NFL All-Time Rushing Attempts List (2,996).
Ranks 6th on NFL All-Time Rushing Yardage List (13,259).
Ranks 40th on NFL All-Time Rushing Average List (4.426).
Ranks 9th on NFL All-Time Rushing Touchdowns List (90).
Dickerson and fellow Pro Football Hall of Fame member Terry Bradshaw have a birthday in common.
Together with Latino celebrities, including Frankie J, Don Omar, Paola Turbay, Edgar Lopez, Miguel Varoni, Leti Coo and Mary GamarraTazón, he played in the National Football League (NFL) Latino I, or Latin Bowl I. This was the first nationally televised flag-football game between ex-NFL players and Latino celebrities. The game was filmed during Super Bowl week in Miami. [February 2007]
New York Jet great Wayne Chrebet, New York Giant great Harry Carson, NFL great Eric Dickerson, and Dallas Cowboy great Emmitt Smith were showcased aboard the National Football League (NFL) float in the 80th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. [November 2006]
Broke O.J. Simpson's single season rushing record of 2003 yards by rushing for 2105 yards during the 1984 season. Ironically, it only took Simpson 14 games while it took Dickerson 15 games.